While "sustainability" may be the single most prevalent term in the tire and rubber industry today, the word may also be the most misunderstood term in our business. Just what does it mean to be sustainable?
While Bridgestone may no longer be the title sponsor of the professional golf tournament at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, the tire and rubber product maker will continue to support the community in ways much more significant.
Tim Rhyne and Steve Cron, co-recipients of this year's ACS Rubber Division's Charles Goodyear Medal, may consider themselves to be unassuming engineers, but their contribution to the rubber industry with the Tweel is undeniable.
While time had erased the callouses ContiTech's Lincoln, Neb., workers had built up on their hands, it never erased the pride—the pride that comes with building good, quality products in the American Midwest.